Office of the Washington State Climatologist

February 23, 2021

PNW 2020 Water Year Report

A regional collaborative effort, in which OWSC played a lead role, produced a report documenting the weather/climate events of the 2020 water year and the resulting impacts to multiple sectors (e.g., drinking water, agriculture, fisheries, etc.) in the PNW. Drought in Oregon and a major flooding event in SE Washington and NE Oregon are the…

February 18, 2021

Climate Outlook Updated

The climate outlook has been updated.

February 16, 2021

New Snow Depth Tool Released

In collaboration with the Northwest Avalanche Center, OWSC released an updated snow depth visualization tool using Tableau. Twice monthly snow depth observations from 11 sites in WA and OR are available to plot and compare to the historical record. You can read more about it from UW News and Geekwire.

February 5, 2021

February OWSC Newsletter

The February edition of the OWSC newsletter is now available! Topics include:– January climate summary– Snowpack update– Does the Arctic Oscillation relate to the variability of weather in WA?– Temperature and precipitation outlook Hey, coupon-savvy shoppers! Check out our latest discount code for a boatload of savings on your next purchase from! This exclusive…